The Barfly’s Tale

FFAW week 48 challenge

In response to the FFAW photo prompt above. Thank you Etol Bagam for the photo prompt. And thanks to Priceless Joy for providing the platform to stretch my writing skills.

Cathy squirmed in her chair as she surveyed the empty room. It held secrets she wasn’t sure she wanted to know, but she had agreed to be hypnotized so she could get the answers she needed.

Dr. Dailey’s voice was soft and calm as she spoke in a steady tone. Gradually, Cathy relaxed until all she was aware only of Dr. Dailey’s voice.

Suddenly, she could hear music, laughter, and the sound of billiard balls as they smacked into each other. She excused herself to visit the ladies’ room and asked her friend to grab the table if the game finished before she returned.

During their game, she began to feel sick and asked her friend to take her home.

Dr. Dailey continued to take her through that night to the next morning when she had woken in her bed, naked and sore.

And she remembered!

She didn’t understand how her friend could drug and rape her, but at least now she knew who to sue for child support.

An Evangelical Apologizes to Gays

I found this on Harsh Reality and immediately had to follow the link to the full post. I have friends and family who are gay and I’ve never judged them, but by and large that doesn’t seem to be the truth for many “straights” and “religious” folks. Because I feel the message is one that needs to be heard, I’m following Jason’s example and sharing.

An Evangelical Pastor’s Apology to the Gay Community

Hi, my name’s Mark, and I’m an Evangelical.  (all: “Hi Mark”).  Worse, I’m a pastor. Many from my tribe won’t understand why that can often be considered a bad thing.

I’m writing to make an apology.  I can’t do anything about the way my brothers and sisters are failing to reach out to you, interacting in ways that are patently unBiblical, and ultimately causing great harm.

But I can say I’m sorry.

Before I make my (our) apology, let me give some background (and a bit of a rant) that condemns – on very firm Biblical grounds – the way so many Evangelicals interact with Homosexuals.

Jesus said “Do not give dogs what is sacred, and do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” Sometimes Jesus used sarcasm when addressing religious people, especially people who believed . . .

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